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Hi I'm Janice

I got my college degree while I was raising 4 children and graduated with a Pharm.D. at the age of 42. I'm a career mom & Mormon.

About Me

I have 4 children, 3 boys and 1 girl. I've always worked to help support our family. When my youngest was getting ready to go into Kindergarten, I decided to go back to school, so I could better support my family. It was a big family commitment, because the program was 6 years long to get my Pharm.D. My family and I made sacrifices every day of those 6 years, deciding which activities were most important and which ones could be skipped to meet our goals. I also worked while going to school. It was hard and many times I wondered if I had made the right decision, but when I graduated, I knew it had been worth the sacrifices. I've been a pharmacist now for 10 years, and I'm also now a grandmother and loving every minute of it. Your family certainly makes life worthwhile, but being able to earn a decent living doesn't hurt either. God has blessed our family in so many ways, I count my blessings every day.

Why I am a Mormon

I loved growing up as a member of the Mormon church. We did all the normal kid things, scouts, camp, sports, dances and dating. I always felt I was supported by friends and family in meeting my goals and making good choices. I am thankful to have faith in God and know that he loves me and wants me to be happy and successful in this life. Being members of the church was a good support when raising my family. The church is very family oriented and encourages family activities on a daily and weekly basis, including encouraging daily family prayer and scripture study and weekly Family Home Evenings, a time to get together and put aside time to spend with one another. I feel going to church on Sunday helps renew me spiritually reminds me that God is ready to help me when I need it and ask for his guidance.It also helps remind me to think of others and share my blessings with those around me.

How I live my faith

The church utilizes volunteer service and I have always been able to use my talents to help others. When I was still in High School I taught the little kids in Sunday school and taught them singing in church. As I grew up I have also taught adults in Sunday school, led music in church services, played the piano for congregational singing, led the choir, and organized activities to promote service, social interaction and comraderie among members. I am very proud of my children, who help others, including my son, who just returned from serving a volunteer 2 year proselyting mission to Oaxaca, Mexico. The world is full of opportunities to help others and I try to help others by listening to that little nudge God gives me when he knows I can be of assistance to someone in need.